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More than 1,000 homes in Penal/Debe affected by Tropical Storm Bret

More than 1,000 homes in Penal/Debe affected by Tropical Storm Bret

Over 1,000 homes within the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation district have been affected by Tropical Storm Bret. This is the latest statistic from its Chairman Dr Allan Sammy, after damage assessments and reports from residents. AUDIO: Sammy stat 26 06 17 Dr Sammy admits that a main contributor of flooding is the indiscriminate dumping of garbage in drains and watercourses. To deal with this issue, he says, they […]

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June 26th, 2017

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Reflect on lessons from month of fasting says Union President Nirvan Maharaj

Reflect on lessons from month of fasting says Union President Nirvan Maharaj

Citizens are being urged to reflect on the lessons which can be learnt from the Holy Month of Ramadan. These include self-discipline, dedication, commitment and respect, says Mr Nirvan Maharaj, President of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Union. He suggests that these principles be a part of our daily lives as we strive to improve the quality of our society. Also extending Eid greetings is […]

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June 26th, 2017

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PM tells citizens to dedicate lives to the cause of humanity

PM tells citizens to dedicate lives to the cause of humanity

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is calling on us to re-dedicate our lives to the cause of humanity, in his message on Eid-ul-Fitr today. Noting that it is the best way to show love, he says we should make a conscious effort to strengthen our society through mutual respect, brotherly love and understanding. Dr Rowley says from this Eid-ul-Fitr holiday going forward, we should also […]

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June 26th, 2017

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President Carmona urges citizens to be each other’s keeper

President Carmona urges citizens to be each other’s keeper

Let us be each other’s keeper – that’s the message from President Anthony Carmona in celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr today. It culminates the Holy Month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, sacrifice, prayer and selfless devotion by Muslims around the world. Mr Carmona says Islam is a reminder of our duty and responsibility to serve each other, especially after the devastating impact of Tropical Storm Bret. […]

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June 26th, 2017

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Agriculture Ministry reminds about food safety

Agriculture Ministry reminds about food safety

Citizens are being urged to be careful when eating or buying food in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bret. The Agriculture Ministry warns that its safety may have been compromised by flooding and property damage. The particular food items are vegetables, fruit, meat and poultry products but the Ministry says vegetables and fruits can be washed thoroughly by using a simple sanitization solution – use […]

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June 26th, 2017

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THA to boost food production with cocoa rehab programme

THA to boost food production with cocoa rehab programme

Food production is set to get a boost in Tobago. In fact, it was one of the main focuses of Tobago’s 2018 budget statement, which was recently presented by the THA’s Joel Jack. A cocoa rehabilitation programme is being planned as one of the financing mechanisms in the draft budget. The Finance Secretary said there’s great potential in that fine flavoured cocoa is in high […]

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June 26th, 2017

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Clinics at POSGH to be closed tomorrow for repairs

Clinics at POSGH to be closed tomorrow for repairs

Several clinics at the Port of Spain Hospital will be closed tomorrow. According to the North West Regional Health Authority, this is to facilitate urgent infrastructural work at the facility. The clinics are Medical Outpatients, Surgical Outpatients, Dermatology and Gynaecology Clinics. The NWRHA advises that all persons with clinic appointments for tomorrow will be rescheduled. In the event of an emergency, individuals can visit the […]

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June 26th, 2017

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No-confidence motion to be filed against House Speaker

No-confidence motion to be filed against House Speaker

The Opposition intends to file a no-confidence motion against House Speaker, Bridgid Annisette-George. The decision was taken says its leader Kamla Persad Bissessar, after a request came from the National Executive. It follows the Speaker’s failure to rule on a matter involving MP Barry Padarath and comments made by the Leader of Govt Business during a Parliament debate on Friday night. The incident also led […]

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June 26th, 2017

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Finding Your Next Step in Life!

Finding Your Next Step in Life!

It is when you are willing to listen to yourself and be fearless that figuring out your next step becomes easy. Our lives are made up of a complex network of pathways that we can use to move from one phase of life to the next. For some of us, our paths are wide, smooth, and clearly marked. Many people, however, find that they have […]

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June 26th, 2017

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Special Report: After Bret, what’s next?

Special Report: After Bret, what’s next?

Tropical Storm Bret hit T&T this week and caused widespread flooding and infrastructural damage to the nation. Thankfully, the country was spared from the full wrath of the system – things could have been much worse. First responders have been out and about dealing with the storm’s aftermath. Taking nothing away from the hard work of the responders, this is just the beginning of the […]

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June 23rd, 2017

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